Microsoft in advance talk to buy TikTok

Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the immensely popular social media app known for its fun short-form videos, in a move that could prevent the Trump administration from banning it from the US, according to reports. The Seattle tech giant founded by Bill Gates is in discussions to buy TikTok in a deal valued in the tens of billions,…

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Girls of the Mursi tribe must remove their teeth and stretch their lips before they marry

Mursi is a unique Surma tribe in Southern Sudan and the language they speak is also called Mursi. Why girls of the Mursi tribe must remove their teeth and stretch their lips before they marry When a Mursi girl becomes a teenager, she begins the process of lip stretching. The girl has her bottom teeth removed to make space for…

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God is teaching us some lessons — Religious leaders

God is teaching us some lessons — Religious leaders

God is teaching us some lessons: Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) in collaboration with Faith for Peace Initiative (FPI) has charged Nigerians to recognise that God, through this pandemic, is teaching the citizenry some lessons, urging all to come together to fight this common nemesis. This was part of the recommendation at its online Faith Leaders’ Dialogue Forum on…

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NCC: Nigerians tell Danbatta at tenure renewal

NCC: Nigerians tell Danbatta at tenure renewal

The telecom industry has been on wild jubilation since last week, the federal government announced the reappointment of the current Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerians Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umah Danbatta. Read also: Technology: Twitter launches ‘voice tweet’ Danbatta whose five years tenure is about to end, having being appointed August 4, 2015, and confirmed by the Senate on…

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Technology: Twitter launches ‘voice tweet’

Technology: Twitter launches ‘voice tweet’

TECHNOLOGY: Twitter, on Wednesday, launched a new add-on to its package, which allows users to record and tweet voice notes. In a statement on its blog, Twitter said: “Sometimes 280 characters (maximum per tweet) aren’t enough and some conversational nuances are lost in translation. Read also: Trump attacks John Bolton, who calls him not ‘fit’ for office “So starting today…

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New electricity tariff regime starts in July, FG tells Senate

New electricity tariff regime starts in July, FG tells Senate

THE Federal Government told the Senate Tuesday that the new increment on electricity tariff would take off next month, July. The government has also said that the central root issue responsible for the epileptic situation in the Power Sector has to do with the clear lack of Central Coordination within the Sector. Read also: Establishment of Nigerian Army University- Senate…

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Nigeria improves in U.S. fiscal transparency assessment

Nigeria improves in U.S. fiscal transparency assessment

The United States has classified Nigeria among 14 countries that made “significant progress” towards meeting its minimum fiscal transparency requirements in 2019. The classification came in the 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report released by the U.S. Department on State on Monday. Read also: COVID-19: FG lists conditions for reopening of schools Recall that the document, released annually, assesses budget transparency of…

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Coronavirus tamed in 50 countries globally, see full list

As at Thursday 21 May coronavirus has infected over 5,122,000 people in countries around the world, and killed over 330, 000 people globally. The United States, Russia, Brazil, UK, Spain are the most affected countries by the deadly virus which has thrown the world into a scary pandemic. READ ALSO: Chinese scientists discovers new potent drug for coronavirus However, with…

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Scary! Meet The ‘Tree Man’ Koswara Who Grew Tree Branches On His Limbs [Video]

Dede Koswara “Tree man” died in the Hasan Sadikin hospital in Badung, Indonesia, on the morning of January 30. Koswara suffered from a rare disease, Lewandowsky-Lutz dysplasia, which results in uncontrolled human papilloma virus (HPV) infections and the growth of scaly warts resembling tree bark. The disease was so severe Koswara’s hands and feet were covered with more than 13lbs of warts also called “cutaneous…

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REOPENING: Four things schools should focus on

These are some things schools should focus on after reopening. It is imperative when schools reopen,that we do not aim for an immediate “return to normal” but a transition that enables our children to feel a sense of safety, security and belonging. Our children have been through a challenging and disruptive period and we need to consider their emotional needs if…

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Coronavirus Vaccines: Hope rises as China approves human trials

Hope rises as China approves coronavirus vaccines for human trial

Recent reliable reports suggest that China has approved early-stage human tests for two experimental coronavirus vaccines as it fights to contain imported cases and prevent a second wave of COVID-19 in the country. The covid-19 outbreak which has shaken the world started in Wuhan city of China in December 2019 and killed over 3000 people in the country before spreading…

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Water FOUND on Mars: NASA discovers ancient polar ice cap

Water FOUND on Mars: NASA discovers ancient polar ice cap

A landmark NASA study has discovered an enormous deposit of water-ice locked within the surface of Mars. The research comes from radar information garnered from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, depicting ancient ice sheets buried deep beneath the Red Planet’s north pole. And the NASA researchers also report conclusive evidence these ice caps wax and wane as a result of the tilt and…

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Europe warns US against Iran escalation as tensions mount

Europe warns US against Iran escalation as tensions mount

Europe on Monday urged the US not to further escalate tensions over the Iran nuclear deal, with Britain issuing a stark warning of the risk of conflict erupting “by accident” in the Gulf. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a last-minute visit to Brussels where he met his counterparts from Britain, France and Germany — the three European signatories…

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‘North Korea’s new missiles have Russian fingerprints all over them’ – experts warn

‘North Korea's new missiles have Russian fingerprints all over them’ – experts warn

North Korea’s latest missiles tests “had Russian fingerprints all over them”, according to a leading weapons expert. Marcus Schiller, a respected authority on North Korean missiles, claims the three new rockets launched by Kim Jong-un bore all the hallmarks of a widely copied missile the Russian military has deployed in Syria and has been actively trying to sell abroad for…

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EU rejects Iran nuclear deal ‘ultimatum’, regrets US sanctions

EU rejects Iran nuclear deal 'ultimatum', regrets US sanctions

The European Union, EU has rejected a 60-day “ultimatum” given by Iran, referring to Tehran’s decision to quit parts of the 2015 nuclear deal a year after the US withdrew from the landmark accord signed with major world powers. In a joint statement with the foreign ministries of France, the United Kingdom, and Germany, the EU urged Iran to respect the…

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North Korea fires ‘short-range projectiles’ into East Sea

North Korea fires 'short-range projectiles' into East Sea

North Korea has fired several unidentified short-range projectiles into the East sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said, a likely sign of Pyongyang’s growing frustration at stalled diplomatic talks with Washington meant to provide coveted sanctions relief in return for nuclear disarmament. South Korea’s military has bolstered its surveillance in case there are additional…

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Cyclone Fani hits Bangladesh, kills at least 12

Cyclone Fani, the strongest cyclone to hit India in five years has killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday,

Cyclone Fani, the strongest cyclone to hit India in five years has killed at least 12 people in eastern Odisha state, before swinging north-eastwards into Bangladesh on Saturday, where four more people died although more than a million had been moved to safety. After it made landfall early on Friday, tropical cyclone Fani had lost some of its power and…

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Another Earthquake hit Nepal on the fourth anniversary of the previous one

Another Earthquake hit Nepal on the fourth anniversary of the previous one

A magnitude-5.2 earthquake struck Nepal on Wednesday, the country’s seismological centre said, on the eve of the anniversary of the major quake that killed about 9,000 people four years ago. The moderate intensity quake hit at 6.29 a.m. local time (1244GMT), Nepal’s National Seismological Centre said. Its epicentre was in Naubise, about 28 kilometres south-west of Kathmandu. According to the…

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420: What does the annual Marijuana celebration day mean?

Today, cannabis users across the globe will be lighting up to celebrate 420, to mark the annual Marijuana celebration day.

Today, cannabis users across the globe will be lighting up to celebrate 420, to mark the annual Marijuana celebration day. The annual event is observed as a means of celebrating marijuana use, while also campaigning for it to become legalised in parts of the world where it is prohibited. Here’s everything you need to know about 420: What is it? 420 is…

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GOOD FRIDAY: Pope Francis condemn modern-day slavery

GOOD FRIDAY: Pope Francis condemn modern-day slavery

Catholic Pontiff Pope Francis led the traditional Easter week “Way of the Cross” procession held on Good Friday in Rome. Giving the theme for this year’s Holy week, the pontiff spoke on modern-day slavery and human trafficking, including the prostitutes who ply their trade on Italy’s streets. The ceremony, which took place on Good Friday took its theme from meditations…

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Discover Ladonia, A Micro-nation With No Resident

ladonia: a micro-nation: country in a country

Population: 18,000 Official language: Her official language has just two words: “waaaall” and “ÿp” National Anthem: Two national anthems, one of which is executed when a stone is thrown into the water Did you know that Ladonia is a micronation that has no residents? None of her over 18,000 citizens lives in the nation but in other countries all over the…

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